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Denise Mina

Hexham Book Festival




Showing at

The Main Theatre

 Rizzio ​

Sunday 19 June: 6.45pm
Tickets: £10, £8

One of Scottish history’s bloodiest murders . . . told by one of Scotland’s most provocative modern crime writers. 

A radical new take on one of the darkest episodes in Scottish history. On the evening of 9th March 1566, David Rizzio, the private secretary of Mary Queen of Scots, was brutally murdered. Dragged from the bed chamber of the heavily pregnant Queen Mary, Rizzio was stabbed 56 times by an 80-strong party of assassins.   

This breathtakingly tense novella dramatises the events that led up to that night, telling an infamous story as it has never been told before. Rizzio is a dark psychological thriller; a tale of sex, seduction, secrets and lies that looks at history through a modern lens, and explores the lengths that men - and women - will go to for love and power.  

Denise is interviewed by Eleanor Spencer-Regan.

Running time: 1hr


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